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External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by chris83, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Read the thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=194702
     
  2. Grandude

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    Suddenly it dawned on me..........you were joking....:grin:
     
  3. Tecmo SB Guy

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    Yeah I have a minor problem.

    Sometimes, when I turn on my external hard drive, the 722K doesn't recognize it so I have to remove and plug in the USB cord again to the DVR in order to get it to recognize the external hard drive.

    Is there an easier way to get the 722K to recognize the EHD?
     
  4. sliderbob

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    I cannot wait until the petabyte drive comes out...lol....that's 1,000tb or 1,000,000gb. Image up to 1 million shows on your drive.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Change USB cable; try front USB socket if using back or visa versa; replace USB enclosure; try the drive in TT dock station ...
     
  6. TBoneit

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    Since I might only use the external hard drive once or twice a month I always pull the power to reduce wear and tear.

    I do the same thing with the external drives for my computer. I Only power them on when I want to use them. The computer generally is on once a week on Sunday
     
  7. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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    I do the same when I'm not use it I keep it unplug.
     
  8. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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    if I was joking I won't ask I just post it and then:p:p
     
  9. Tecmo SB Guy

    Tecmo SB Guy Legend

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I probably don't know about technology as much as I should. Could you explain the last two. What you mean by, "replace USB enclosure"? And also what you mean by "try the drive in TT dock station"?
     
  10. jbjsm

    jbjsm Cool Member

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    My 622 is asking me to reformat my WD EHD. It's never been disconnected from the DVR and has over 2.5 years worth of programs recorded on it. I tried unplugging the USB cable, but it still doesn't reccognize the drive. My other 622 has no problem with this drive. Is it the 622? Time to call Dish?
     
  11. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

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    If it works on one but not the other it may be the Household Key got corrupted. Dish might need to 're-hit' the receiver. PM one of the DIRT members here or try an online chat.
     
  12. bnborg

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    One or two of my EHD's caused a message like "Your EHD needs to be upgraded to work with this receiver" or something like that. I was afraid to let it, thinking it meant that it had to reformat it.

    After a few days though I decided the drives didn't do me any good the way they were. So I let the DVR have its way. To my surprise, it did not delete all my transferred recordings. Maybe it was because of a firmware update or something.

    Somethimes I have to "play" with the drive or USB connection to get it recognized. This involves turning the drive on and off or unplugging and replugging it. I can always tell when the DVR will see it because I see the activity light on the drive flashing. Then it pauses and then it starts flashing again. If I don't see the pause, etc. I know I have to play with it.
     
  13. Orion9

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    That sounds like my drives. My drives work the first time about half to a third of the time when I plug them in. Other times, I have to go through a couple of cycles of connect/disconnect and/or powering down the drive to get the 722k to recognize them. Once they get recognized - all is well. Unfortunately this is random enough to make it difficult to find any pattern. I've thought I had found a pattern/trick several times only to have it fail a few days later.

    Once the receiver said I connected an unsupported device, but usually the flashing of the drive light just stops early and the receiver says nothing at all.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you get such message, your first action is REBOOT the DVR first !
     
  15. bnborg

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    You are correct. I had tried that, of course. Some people need to be told.

    I am beginning to think USB is inherently "fussy". I've got computers that will not recognize the USB keyboard or mouse until I play with them.
     

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